Christmas Carol Collection 2009

In 2006, someone at LibriVox ran a Christmas Carol Collection. Those carols have become some of my very favorite Christmas music, so every year after that I’ve hoped that someone would come along and do another carol collection, but since no one ever did, I decided this year that I would be that someone. About two weeks ago I set up the project, our volunteers obliged me with song after song, and yesterday I finished cataloging our thirty free, volunteer-performed Christmas carols! That’s nearly an hour and a half of music.

http://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2009/

I love this collection. Sure, there are one or two songs which are not quite to my taste, but that just means there’s something here that will please everyone. I’d list a few of my favorites but they are too numerous and anyway I don’t want to bias you. Go download our collection and enjoy the sound of your LibriVox friends singing Christmas carols to you. I guarantee there’ll be many songs there that put a big smile on your face.

Ok, I guess I can’t resist mentioning the multi-tracked, very traditional, all-male songs with which I placed at the beginning, middle, and end of the set list. And the Kunkel family’s “Joy to the World”. And Karen’s “Gaudete”. And my favorite version of “Carol of the Bells” EVER. And Ryan’s ukulele-accompanied “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”. And Bellona Times’ very appealing “Go Tell it on the Mountain”. And Mark and Laurie Anne’s “Lo How A Rose ere Blooming”… I could go on and on and on. Download, listen, and find your own favorites!

Amazingly, we already have two 5-star reviews at archive.org (they host our files for free): http://www.archive.org/details/carol_collection_0912.

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3 Responses to “Christmas Carol Collection 2009”

  1. Catharine

    Wow. Are either of the reviews from LibriVoxateers? (I can’t quite tell.)

  2. Kara

    I *think* both reviews are from non-librivoxers. The first one for certain. So nice!

  3. Kristin

    I’m so glad you reminded me about those.


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